SPRING FORWARD

Planet Botkier January 25, 2011

Though it’s still the middle of winter in New York, we’re already dreaming of Spring. And with the arrival of our SS11 collection, we can’t help but think about adding a new bag to our wardrobe. This week in the office we weighed our options and tried the bags on for size… The Isla Shoulder in Off White Snake is already an instant favorite – and even better, it looks just as good with a parka as it will with a floral dress and sandals.

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NOLITA DIARIES: SELIMA OPTIQUE

Planet Botkier January 24, 2011

With spring also comes a swift change in trends- we’ll be seeing bold colors, rich prints, and of course, plenty of charm… When styling your everyday outfits or dressing up for a night out on the town, one thing is for certain, you can never go wrong with a great accessory, and nothing is as simple or chic as finding the perfect pair of glasses to go with your different looks and whims! For this very reason, we’re delighted to share with you one of our favorite spots in NoLita, Selima Optique.

Located at 25 Prince Street between Elizabeth and Mott this little hotspot created by Selima Salaun, the trend-setting designer who happens to be a professional optician and optometrist, is a favorite amongst the stylish set in film, fashion, and music. Most of all, we love that every aspect of every frame is handmade in a small factory outside of Paris, which ensures you’ll have your pair for years to come. Whether it’s finding a large bohemian frame a la Rachel Zoe or a vintage inspired frame a la Annie Hall… Selima will fulfill your every optical need! From Selima’s Spring ’11 collection we love the idea of pairing their Love glasses with our Helena Crossbody in ivory or black lambskin, or their Steve frames with our Isla Satchel in tarnished gold… The choices are endless!

Shop online at at www.selimaoptique.com..  Or for the perfect accessories stroll in NoLIta, stop by Selima for a pair of stylish shades and pop in to Botkier afterwards to complete your look.

Words and photos by Laksmi Hedemark.

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SPRING ‘11 HAS ARRIVED!

Planet Botkier January 13, 2011

This week on our web boutique we’re introducing Botkier’s Spring collection… Vintage inspired modern. To welcome the collection, we’re sharing our SS11 Behind The Scenes video – watch it below!

A sophisticated pairing of classic shapes and modern details – Get acquainted with our latest collection, available to shop now on Botkier.com. A few front runners? We’re charmed by the envelope shape and retro feel of the Isla Shoulder in tarnished gold. Back and better than ever, celeb favorite Howard Street Satchel has returned in a bevvy of new leathers. Make a spring statement with the Coral Snake. Tell us your must-haves via Facebook or Twitter.

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SPOTTED IN LEOPARD

Planet Botkier January 05, 2011

We’ve got a love for all things leopard. Case in point?  Today we’re inspired by Laksmi’s look – her Maddie Satchel in our favorite animal print adds a bit of feline charm to any Winter outfit. For the sartorially daring, why not pair two leopard prints for a double dose? She pairs a violet leopard shirt for a fierce and flawless ensemble. Oh and P.S. – shop Maddie here.

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